American camera manufacturer RED has officially lifted the veil on their newest camera, the 5K SCARLET-W.
Sitting between their lower-end RED RAVEN and their more serious RED WEAPON, the SCARLET-W is capable of cranking out 5K video at 60fps, 4K at 150fps and 2K up to 300fps. Like the other cameras in their DSMC² lineup, the SCARLET-W features an interchangeable mount and optical low pass filter to help keep high-ISO footage looking as good as possible.
The camera natively shoots RED’s compressed RAW video format RAW RED, but can also output ProRes 422 HQ files at the same time. Like RED’s other DRAGON sensors, the SCARLET-W has a listed dynamic range of 16.5 stops, which continually ranks at the top of DxO Mark’s sensor rating database.
Alongside the Scarlet-W, RED also unveiled the Scarlet-W Monochrome, a camera identical in every regard, with the exception of a black and white specific DRAGON sensor. While this may seem pointless to some, RED has a wonderful article that explains how black and white sensors are capable of capturing more information than color sensors.
The RED SCARLET-W starts at $9,950 for the body only, while the SCARLET-W Monochrome starts at $14,500. Of course, you’ll need to have other gear, such as batteries and storage to get started shooting, so a more realistic price point is about $5000 more than the body only price.
For those who own RED’s SCARLET DRAGON, RED is offering a special package at a $2,500 discount.
To find out more about the RED SCARLET-W head on over to No Film School, who had an exclusive opportunity to sit down with the creators of RED cameras to talk about what the SCARLET-W and RED is all about.
Just remember to not take your camera to any sort of concert or event with lasers. Back in 2013, a $20K RED EPIC camera was destroyed when lasers at a concert burnt the sensor.